Straightening Crooked Teeth With Cosmetic Braces

Straightening  Crooked Teeth With Cosmetic Braces

Crooked and uneven teeth can be a thing of the past with discreet modern orthodontics.

Whilst the British have a reputation, largely in the US, for having crooked teeth, it doesn’t have to be this way, and an increasing number of patients at our Clapham practice have made good use of the modern orthodontics that are available to correct this problem. Whilst dental braces in the past have often appeared very unsightly and sometimes not been especially comfortable, the use of cosmetic dental braces has been a game changer for many.

The type of orthodontics needed will depend on each individual case and having straighter teeth starts with a thorough assessment at the Confidental Clinic. One of our most popular orthodontics is not technically a cosmetic ‘brace’, but it is worth taking a look at it before we venture on to those that are.


Invisalign braces are often used where there is significant unevenness of the teeth. Unlike many actual ‘cosmetic’ braces, these often have to be worn for a reasonably lengthy period of time. Because they fit over the teeth and are transparent though, Invisalign are almost invisible and can be removed for cleaning the teeth and whilst eating. This makes them a very convenient and discreet method of achieving straighter teeth.

Cosmetic braces

When we refer to cosmetic braces, these are usually fast acting dental braces that are designed to provide a cosmetic improvement in the appearance of your teeth, rather than reposition them for functional purposes (although there may be some crossover). Generally, this type of orthodontic appliance focuses on the ‘social six’ teeth. These are the top and bottom front teeth that are revealed when we smile. The majority of these braces do use the older system of wires and brackets to reposition the teeth, but where this is the case, teeth coloured materials are used to make them less visible.

Depending on the degree of repositioning that needs to take place, some of these braces can work in as little as six weeks to give you a nice even smile.

Some of the orthodontics that we provide at the Confidental Clinic in Clapham that fall into the ‘cosmetic’  category are the Six Month Smile, Fast Braces and Quick Straight Teeth. All of these can act fairly quickly and the choice of which to use can be decided following your consultation with us. In addition to a nicer looking smile, having straight teeth means that they are easier to keep clean and in good health – so added benefits there.

If you have ever wondered if you could resolve the problem of your crooked teeth, why not arrange a no obligation consultation with one of our cosmetic dental team by calling our Clapham clinic on 020 7801 9060.